Jennifer Smith

A mudslide near Westwold has reduced traffic to a single lane on Highway 97 Tuesday, June 28. (Drive BC image)

Mudslide near Westwold impacting traffic

DriveBC reports single-lane, alternating traffic between Monte Lake and Falkland

A mudslide near Westwold has reduced traffic to a single lane on Highway 97 Tuesday, June 28. (Drive BC image)
A large willow tree fell dangerously close to a Vernon home Thursday morning. (Betty Ackerman photo)

Tree falls dangerously close to Vernon home

Second time in a year senior couple have had a close call

A large willow tree fell dangerously close to a Vernon home Thursday morning. (Betty Ackerman photo)
Some snow in the upper peaks of SilverStar Mountain Resort is stopping the bike park from opening for the season. (Video still)

Ready to ride: SilverStar bike park opens

Some snow up top, but Vernon resort has 85 per cent of runs open

Some snow in the upper peaks of SilverStar Mountain Resort is stopping the bike park from opening for the season. (Video still)
Fluffy

Cat-cuddling Lumby deer causing concern

Fluffy’s story unfolds after someone hit her with a broom

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Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

New Interior Health clinics boost COVID-19 vaccination for kids

Upcoming vaccine dates in Vernon, Nelson, Revelstoke and Penticton

Darla Smith, 11, gets her first COVID-19 vaccination at the Vernon Rec Centre recently. Children born in 2009 are eligible to be vaccinated. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Okanagan feed mill first of its kind in 50 years

From Field to Farm to Family, ground breaks on state-of-art mill in Spallumcheen

Brothers Jon and Todd Couch break ground on the new Okanagan Valley Feeds in Spallumcheen June 16. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Tuey Park is closed due to flooding from Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors photo)

Shuswap River continues to rise in North Okanagan

Boat launch and park flooded so far

Tuey Park is closed due to flooding from Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors photo)
Stepney Road near Highway 97 in Spallumcheen is closed due to floodin. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)

Flood watch and emergency operations activated in North Okanagan

Spallumcheen’s Stepney Road closed as water spills over in 2 spots

Stepney Road near Highway 97 in Spallumcheen is closed due to floodin. (Township of Spallumcheen photo)
About 30 inches of water floods a Lumby driveway June 14. (Penny Treen photo)

Flooding prompts evacuation alerts in Lumby

Residents pitching in to help each other with sandbagging

About 30 inches of water floods a Lumby driveway June 14. (Penny Treen photo)
Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)

UPDATE – Missing Alberta girl found safe in Vernon

16-year-old may be in the Okanagan area: RCMP

Leah Pahlke, 16, is believed to be on the Westside, missing from her Alberta home. (Contributed)
Water spills over Whitevale Road, impacting several properties near Lumby June 14, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Whitevale flooding ‘worst ever’ near Vernon

Water spilling over road, onto trails, campground

Water spills over Whitevale Road, impacting several properties near Lumby June 14, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rain closes Vernon sports fields

Parks and diamonds closed until Wednesday morning

Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Fun-filled Lumby Days underway

Three-day event at Oval Park in the village with something for everyone

Del Rango & the D-Railers play for Black Press’s printing operators and staff after their shift. The local band will be featured on the Lumby Days entertainment staf 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Catch more acts, games, rides and more at Lumby Days from Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Behind The Mask art project has left a lasting impact on those participating on the project, helping them in their mental health journeys. (Katie Green photo)

Unmasking mental health liberates Vernon Indigenous woman

Taking a deeper look at controversial Behind the Mask mural project

The Behind The Mask art project has left a lasting impact on those participating on the project, helping them in their mental health journeys. (Katie Green photo)
The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Stock photo)

Suspect vehicle in Vernon shooting abandoned and on fire

RCMP seeking dashcam footage of black BMW

The suspect vehicle involved in a shooting in Vernon June 3. (Stock photo)
Carlos Palmer, a Surrey resident, was last seen in Vernon May 26, 2022. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing Surrey man last seen in Vernon found

RCMP thank public for their assistance

Carlos Palmer, a Surrey resident, was last seen in Vernon May 26, 2022. (Contributed)
Courtesy Photo, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Okanagan Nature Nut narrows in on bats

Bat season returns with a purpose

Courtesy Photo, Public Health - Seattle & King County
Clarence Fulton is the latest in six Vernon schools to have COVID-19 exposures. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Weapon prompts lockdown at Vernon schools

No direct threat to students, RCMP located suspect

Clarence Fulton is the latest in six Vernon schools to have COVID-19 exposures. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Editors of Okanagan Women’s Voices – Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Lally Grauer and Dr. Janet MacArthur – present an online panel discussion June 16. (Contributed)

Okanagan women’s voices speak up for Indigenous History Month

Museum’s Reading for Reconciliation Series

Editors of Okanagan Women’s Voices – Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Lally Grauer and Dr. Janet MacArthur – present an online panel discussion June 16. (Contributed)
Investigations into a shooting at an Okanagan Landing townhouse complex continued Monday, June 6, three days after a man was killed. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: No new information on ‘targeted’ Vernon shooting

RCMP still investigating 25th Avenue incident

Investigations into a shooting at an Okanagan Landing townhouse complex continued Monday, June 6, three days after a man was killed. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)